Hitting tires with hammer? Wtf

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  1. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    If you run recaps on trailers or drives, you will hear the cap separating before you will see it. Have a sledge, bang tire a few spots, you will hear it
     
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  3. Sublime

    Sublime Road Train Member

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    I bet the shop I could tell a difference of 5 or 10 psi. They tried both, I won the bet.
     
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  4. pmdriver

    pmdriver Road Train Member

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    If you do it just right, that hammer bounces back and hits you right between the eyes, if all 18 tires bounced back with enough force you are dully ready for a 7 hour drive.
     
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  5. bavarian

    bavarian Heavy Load Member

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    Some kick their tires with their safety boots, some use flip-flops. Different sound too.

    Outch.
     
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  6. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    you need a truckers starter kit.(safety vest, black fingerless driving gloves, double ear bluetooth set, 65"gps on left side window, standard 3.5"gps on right side window,window mounting cell phone mount,4 window mounting cameras)
     
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  7. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    they go to loves and get them set at the psi when tire is hot. wake up and the tire is 65psi. call road service for a wiper blade.
     
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  9. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    what if you was a team driver. then the other driver would also hit it during a pretrip.
     
  10. plankton

    plankton Medium Load Member

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    Kick them with my steel-towed red wing boots. +\- 5 psi accuracy.
     
  11. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    I use a standard tire thumper. It's really a small bat.

    No music it's flat. I remember one in particular that went flat and pretended it was not. The truck started pulling RPM's doing more work on the same load weight. I got suspicious and did a thump around. Bingo.
     
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